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Potato Towers & Living Fence Posts - Urban Farmer of Seward

Potato Towers & Living Fence Posts - Urban Farmer of Seward

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15 foods you can regrow from scraps! Contact us 15 foods you can regrow from scraps! Posted on June 5, 2013 by admin via: The Healthy Hybrid Various plants (in no particular order) that you can regrow from the food you already have! Grow 100 lbs. Of Potatoes In 4 Square Feet: {How To Quite the clever gardening tip here folks! Today’s feature includes tips from three different sources for growing potatoes vertically (in layers) instead of spread out in rows across your garden. If you have limited garden space or want to try some nifty gardening magic, this could be a great option for you. First, there’s this article from The Seattle Times: It’s Not Idaho, But You Still Can Grow Potatoes: The potatoes are planted inside the box, the first row of boards is installed and the dirt or mulch can now be added to cover the seed potatoes. As the plant grows, more boards and dirt will be added.

open source garden automation project What is GardenBot? GardenBot is an open source garden monitoring system. This site is a collection of tutorials for how to build things (like a soil moisture sensor), software for running GardenBot, resources, links, and more. To get started, you will want to browse the How-To section to see what is required to build the various modules. The ultimate goal of the GardenBot project is to be a complete garden monitoring and automation system. A key design consideration is to keep everything as easy as possible -- especially for users new to Arduino and DIY electronics projects.

No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers By Rachel Cernansky Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel. As it turns out, with pretty minimal effort, anyone can be a gardener. My boyfriend and I are essentially first-timers this season and so far have the beginnings of strawberries peeking out, tomatoes are on their way, the basil’s about ready for a big batch of pesto, and once the last frost hits, the peppers, kale, spinach, chard, and mesclun will be on their way, too. If you’re up to the challenge—and it really isn’t much of one—growing your own food can be so rewarding.

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms is Easier Than You Think Written by Mindy on January 17th, 2013 Did you know that shiitakes are easy to grow in the home garden? Well they are and they only require a few items beyond the spawn (seeds). How to make free self-watering containers for rooting tomato cuttings Hardening off Six days after being potted and resting in the shade on the porch, the cutting is now officially a tomato plant complete with a bloom. It's time to harden it off by placing it in direct sun for a few hours a day over the next several days.

Hugulkultur Next to the Driveway We’ve got lots of old, rotting firewood that’s cut too big for our fireplace stove. Personally, I STINK at splitting firewood and husband has said that if I were to acquire a chainsaw, he would render it inoperable in order to save me from myself. In his own words, he doesn’t think that I would have trouble handling the equipment. He thinks that I would take on projects that were too big for one person, try to do them myself, and somehow damage our property or that of our neighbors. hmmm… does this guy know me or what?! Please note that my Love trusts my decision making abilities in many, if not all, other areas of our lives, but he can see the crazy behind my eyes when it comes to gardening. He’s probably got the right idea here. Build a vertical aquaponic veggie & fish farm for small yards & houses This low-cost vertical aquaponic system can grow leafy greens, herbs and raise fish for a small family year round, and it fits in a 5' by 3' space. Sean Brady, the aquaponics projects coordinator at the Center for Sustainable Aquaponics and Nourish the Planet in Loveland, Colo., showed us how to build a system from scrap he found around the greenhouse. We published a version of this how-to guide at engineeringforchange.org, and it's one of the good ones, so we'd like to share it with Instructables, too. What it is A vertical aquaponic system grows vegetables without soil in columns above a fish tank. By growing vertically, you can produce about twice the amount of plants as you can with a hydroponic system of the same area.

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Bioswales Bioswales When it rains, water runs off hard surfaces like roofs, roads and sidewalks. Most of the water that falls on typical grass lawns turns into runoff, too. In New York City, stormwater runoff goes into the same combined wastewater system as sewage from homes and businesses. Top 10 Best DIY Garden Ideas by Magda Knight Indoor plant art. Urban and guerilla gardening. Upcycling plant containers.

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